39 Charged after Roundup

On April 20, 2017 area law enforcement (Coffee County Sheriff’s Department and Manchester Police Department) teamed up to crack down on narcotics more particularly methamphetamine. 39 people were arrested on indictments and state warrants throughout the county for various charges, including drugs. More arrests are scheduled. Investigators and deputies with the Coffee County Sheriff’s department …

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Missing Kentucky Teen Located in Manchester–Indiana man Charged with Statutory Rape

Early Saturday morning the Coffee County Communications Center received a call from Gabriel Abdul-Haqq, advising he had a juvenile with him that was missing from Logan County, Kentucky. Manchester Police officers located the man and the juvenile in the parking lot of a business on the Hillsboro Blvd. During police interviews the juvenile stated that …

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Law Enforcement continues search for Wanted man

Area law enforcement is needing your assistance locating Billy S. Dykes. We reported earlier this month that Dykes is wanted for aggravated burglary, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault and violation of order of protection. Dykes, is believed to be armed and is considered dangerous. He has also apparently made specific threats toward law enforcement. Dykes, is …

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Warren County School Teacher accused of Buying Drugs on School Property

An elementary school teacher in Warren County has been arrested for buying drugs on school property. An investigation by the Warren County Sheriff’s Department led to an undercover drug deal, resulting in the arrest of 45 year old Jason (Hawk) Moore, who is a fifth grade teacher at Hickory Creek Elementary School. Authorities say Moore …

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Franklin County Sheriff’s Office attempting to Identify a Male Subject

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and its investigators are attempting to identify a male subject. He is believed to be involved in what was allegedly an attempted robbery at S&W Market on Wednesday, April 19th. If anyone has information regarding the man’s location or his identity you are asked to call Investigator Nick Watson at …

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Unemployment Rate Drops in Tennessee

Tennessee’s unemployment rate for the month of March was 5.1 percent, down from the February rate of 5.3. That’s according to Tennessee Labor Commissioner Burns Phillips. This progress matches the U.S. rate’s decline of two-tenths of a percentage point to 4.5 percent. Phillips said the report shows Tennesseans are finding work in a growing workforce. …

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Cannon Flushing of Fire Hydrants begins April 24 in Manchester

In an effort to improve the quality of water in the distribution system, the Manchester Water & Sewer Department will be performing the semi-annual cannon flushing of fire hydrants. System wide flushing will take place Monday thru Friday the week of April 24 during the hours of midnight to approximately 5:30 am. During the event, …

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Three Men facing Drug Charges

Three people were arrested after a Tennessee Highway Patrolman stopped a vehicle on Interstate 24. According to warrants obtained by Trooper Jason Boles, a vehicle was stopped for equipment violation on I-24 at exit 114 in Manchester on April 19. When the officer made contact with the occupants he allegedly smelled a strong odor of …

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Gas Tax Increase Bill Approved

Tennessee lawmakers voted Wednesday to move forward with a plan to raise the state’s gas tax to pay for road and infrastructure costs. Gov. Bill Haslam is proposing a 6 cent per gallon gas tax to pay for $6 billion in road and bridge projects. House lawmakers approved the bill with a 60-37 vote. It …

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National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

From Monday, April 10, to Thursday, April 13, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) and the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) partnered with local law enforcement agencies for Tennessee’s first statewide distracted driving enforcement bus tour to promote National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The THP provided a large, black and tan bus marked with THP logos …

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